<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:33:01 -0700 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:33:01 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Giant Millipedes Intercepted at SFO]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:32:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sfo-millipedes.jpg
A crocodile that may have attacked on two swimmers in Coral Gables died after it was caught in a canal, officials said Friday. The crocodile, which measured a whopping 12-foot-10, was nabbed after traps were set...

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<![CDATA[Weird News Photos: Giant Deflated Duck]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:05:01 -0700 here.]]> here.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/deflated+rubber+duck.PNG
Check out these weird news photos from around the world.

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<![CDATA[Wildest Food Crazes: International Bacon Day]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:52:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/e5f14e57ae9d43c2ac1acf4455526ca6.jpg
Cronuts, cupcakes and frozen s'mores are just some of the recent food trends that have swept the culinary world.]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Rubber Duck Forced to Deflate]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:10:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/deflated+rubber+duck.PNG
A giant inflatable rubber duck eased it's way into the harbor, to the amazement of many visitors gearing up for this weekend’s Tall Ship Festival.]]>
<![CDATA[Viral Video: "This is Exasperating" – Little Boy Reacts to Mom's Baby News]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:15:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/162*120/carseat1.JPG
Three-year-old Mateo likes to argue. A lot. When Mateo's mom Linda took a YouTube video of him arguing with her over cupcakes, it didn’t just get a few clicks, it went viral. As of Tuesday, Linda and...]]>
<![CDATA[Missing Dog Found After Napa Quake]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:28:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chance1.jpg
After a damaging earthquake altered plans for their dream wedding in Napa, a La Mesa couple says the shaky start only reinforced what's truly important to them. Newlywed Caitlin Rasmussen recalls the moment...

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Casey Myers]]>
<![CDATA[Shaun is Not the Wooliest Sheep in the World After All]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:58:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/shaun1.JPG
A Cattle dog named Chance was found Thursday after Napa's 6.0 earthquake.]]>
<![CDATA[Human Skull Donated to Thrift Store]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:34:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/013012+human+skull+generic.jpg
Police asked for the public's help to locate whoever donated a human skull to an Austin, Texas, thrift store. Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play was not suspected in the...

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<![CDATA[Woman Dies at Burning Man, Struck by Bus: Sheriff]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:19:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BURNING-MAN-VO---00000618.jpg
Police asked for the public's help to locate whoever donated a human skull to an Austin, Texas, thrift store. Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play was not suspected in the...

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<![CDATA[Unbelievable Animals: Rare Blue Lobster Found]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:07:27 -0700 here.]]> here.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Blue+Lobster.jpg
Check out some of the craziest animals and the stories behind them.

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<![CDATA[Shell Shocker: Rare Blue Lobster Found]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:57:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rareblue-lobster.jpg
A rare blue lobster has found a permanent home at the Maine State Aquarium. 14 year-old Meghan Laplante was out pulling traps with her dad on Saturday when they pulled up the rare blue lobster.]]>
<![CDATA[Burning Man "Burners" Head to Wal-Mart During Rain]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:47:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/burning-man-AP139188049693.jpg
The Silicon Valley elite show up at the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert with air-conditioned yurts, high-security RV caravans and servants.

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<![CDATA[Giant Duck Will Stick Around LA Until September]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:53:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/234*120/Rubber+Duck+Tall+Ships+Fes.JPG
A giant rubber duck that has been drawing crowds to the Port of Los Angeles since it’s arrival last week will be staying in town a few more days, organizers said Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Wiggly Lines Fixed After Confusing Commute]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:20:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/restriping+wiggly+lines.jpg
Police in Maryland are investigating after a body was found in two bags Sunday morning in a suburb northwest of Washington, D.C. Police found the body parts after receiving a call asking them to check up on...]]>
<![CDATA[Skateboarders Shred Buckled Napa Streets]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:50:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/cali.JPG
A 6.0-magnitude quake jolted the Bay Area early Sunday morning, sparking fires, damaging buildings, injuring scores, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes...

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<![CDATA[Locals Create Panda-Themed San Diego Flag]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:34:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SD-Republic-Panda-Flag.jpg
When people think of San Diego a few things instantly come to mind: sun, surf and, of course, pandas.

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<![CDATA[Couple Accused of Trying to Enter Maternity Ward With Fake Babies]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:48:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/fake-baby-th.jpg
A South Bay woman is alive and well after recovering from a condition that’s usually difficult to bounce back from: death.]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Bill: Dogs Can Eat Out]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:18:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/051213+Cupcake+dog.jpg
Bay Area animal shelters are bracing for what they fear may be an ill-advised rush to acquire pet turtles and tortoises after the box office success of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:32:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1200x675-Burt1.jpg
A Maine man who reported for a jail sentence showed up in some odd attire.

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<![CDATA[Navy Sailboat Put on Auction Block for $25]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:57:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/navy+sailboat+auction.JPG
A 1-year-old who nearly drowned in his Bonsall neighbor’s backyard pool Monday is the sixth “near-drowning” case at Rady Children’s Hospital in two days, hospital officials say.

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<![CDATA[Bighorn Sheep Rescued from Riverside County Canal]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:23:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BIGHORN+sheep-canal-Aug+18-2014_02.jpeg
Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face.

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<![CDATA[Man Gets Shot in Head, Walks to Hospital]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 04:17:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Hospital+generic+722.jpg
A man in a New York suburb with a gunshot wound to the head was apparently able to walk himself to the hospital, authorities in Westchester County said Saturday. Authorities were investigating the circumstances...]]>
<![CDATA[Pot Plants Worth $5M Removed From SoCal Public Park]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:44:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pot+bust+oc+august+15+copy.jpg
A wrong-way motorist accused of driving under the influence of meth and hitting and injuring multiple cyclists on Fiesta Island in San Diego was found with a baggie of meth hidden in her vagina, a...]]>
<![CDATA[Uncanny: "Canstruction" Sculptures Made From Thousands of Cans ]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:31:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Canstruction_39%5B1%5D.jpg
Sculptures made of cans are on display at Merchandise Mart in Chicago as part of the 8th annual Canstruction competition, during which teams create the large sculptures made of thousands of canned goods.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Walk-Morris]]>
<![CDATA["Ima Thief" Busted for Stealing: PD]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:07:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/imathiefbondcourt.jpg
A South Florida man who told police his name was Ima Thief was met by a judge's laughter when he appeared in bond court Thursday on charges he tried to steal two televisions from a

Photo Credit: NBC 6]]>
<![CDATA[Teen "Repeatedly" Struck With Flashlight: Police]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:09:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mug-shots-split-bay.jpg
The Marin County assistant deputy chief coroner defended his office from criticism that he offered too many details of Robin Williams' suicide. Lieutenant Keith Boyd said that under California law he...

Photo Credit: Palo Alto Police]]>
<![CDATA["Hot Cop of Castro" Does "Ice Bucket Challenge"]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:22:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0709-2014-ChrisKohrs.jpg
A Facebook page dedicated to the "Hot Cop of Castro" has garnered more than 12,000 likes in two weeks.

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<![CDATA["She Just Took Off With It": World Yo-Yo Champ's Dad]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:47:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tessa-yoyo-th.jpg
The San Francisco owner of the "Mrs. Doubtfire" house feels it's quite appropriate he lives in the house where the late Robin Williams was transformed from a hairy-legged father to a more-than-svelte...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Tessa Piccillo ]]>
<![CDATA[SF Zoo Names Howler Monkey for Robin Williams]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:54:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/howler.jpg
Robin Williams stood in the eye of his own humor hurricane, a human perpetual motion machine of comedy who unleashed manic streams of pop-cultural consciousness with the improv intensity of a be-bop great...

Photo Credit: Courtesy of San Francisco Zoo Facebook page]]>
<![CDATA[Residents Set Up Dog Walker "Wall of Shame"]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:23:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Dog-Poop-Shaming.jpg
Dog walkers who don’t clean up after their pets on one Brooklyn street could find themselves in for a surprise nastier than the messes their pooches leave behind, thanks to a group of fed-up...]]>
<![CDATA[Caught on Video: Bear in Kiddie Pool Delights Triplets]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:47:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/bear+pool+monrovia+aug11.jpg
A black bear named Oscar has been recaptured after climbing out of his South Texas zoo exhibit and slipping into a pool meant for seals. Officials say security will be increased at the bear grotto after...

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<![CDATA[Number Goof Leads to Years of Alcatraz Misdials]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:36:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edtAP7106130276.jpg
Police arrested an Elmo, a Spider-Man and two men dressed as Iron Man in Times Square over the weekend as authorities posted fliers in the Crossroads of the World reminding tourists they don't have to pay...

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<![CDATA[Elderly Woman Caught With Cash in Girdle at Airport]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:39:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cash-generic-722x406.jpg
A Philadelphia mom is searching for answers after the deadly Ebola virus took the lives of two of her children. Georgia Nah was thrusted into the spotlight July 25 when her son, Patrick Sawyer, 40 became...

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<![CDATA[Is Potato Salad Guy California's Fault]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:51:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/5267386119_8bc31236f6_b.jpg
Turns out that California was one of the highest contributors to the oddball project, second only to Ohio.

Photo Credit: Steven Depolo / Flickr]]>
<![CDATA[10K Pounds of Pot Behind Toys Boxes]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:41:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/barbie-boxes-weed.jpg
Authorities say the robbery of a marijuana grow in Central California triggered a gunbattle in which two people were killed and a 15-year-old girl was used as a human shield by fleeing

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<![CDATA[Shoplifters Swipe Lobsters, Rogaine, Whitening Strips: Cops]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:29:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Suffolk-County-Shoplifters.jpg
People in one New Jersey town were surprised when they saw a black bear taking a stroll down the street on its hind legs earlier this week. A resident in Jefferson Township posted a video to YouTube showing the...

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<![CDATA[Toddler Causes White House Lockdown]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 08:22:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/whitehouse6.jpg
The woman sentenced Wednesday for passing through airport security without a boarding pass and stowing away on a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles earlier this week was arrested again Thursday at Los...

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<![CDATA[Rare Albino Redwood Moved 450 Feet]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:10:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/080714-rare-tree.jpg
A Chester County man has been arrested after police say he shot his kitten up with heroin, choked it with a rope and slammed it to the ground. James Paul Myers, 24, has been charged with cruelty to animals, drug...

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<![CDATA[Man Resembling Steve Jobs Photographed in Brazil]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:47:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/080714-jobs.jpg
Paying tribute to the late, great Steve Jobs.

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<![CDATA[Real or Hoax? Bear Walks on Legs]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:42:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Bear-Generic.jpg
Archaeologists surveying land near Scott's Plantation in Anne Arundel County, Maryland have discovered the site of decades-old slave barracks. The land they're focused on had belonged to Francis Scott...

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